Sage green walls and wood decor. Luxurious linens. Soothing music. All of these elements coalesce at A Beautiful You to make visits to this spa calming and peaceful. A Beautiful You's massage therapists are also registered nurses who use their diverse knowledge base to excel in four different types of treatments. The team also includes a certified acupuncturist who harnesses the Eastern healing arts to help rejuvenate skin and help clients quit smoking. For those that desire more decadent services, A Beautiful You treats skin to numerous collagen, vitamin C, and seaweed facials that leave them glowing as bright as a newborn flashlight.
Peter Goldfarb sits watching his mother, who holds a textbook with one hand while churning cookie dough with the other. As she pulls double duty as a mom and graduate student, she unwittingly alters the course of her son's life. The young Peter will soon grow up, move to Los Angeles, and pursue a career in television production—but his friends won't care about his industry stories; they'll want to know where his shipments of ridiculously tasty cookies are coming from.
This true tale is what inspired Peter to eventually enroll in culinary school and coax his mom into cofounding Chip'n Dipped. Today, the duo and a crew of bakers make all-natural cookies, chocolates, and confections—including gluten- and dairy-free options—in full view of customers, as well as for impressed reporters from large publications such as the New York Times, Newsday, and the Candyland Gazette. Using kosher ingredients and minimally processed chocolates, the mom-and-son team creates treats loaded with bioflavonoids and free of hydrogenated oils and preservatives.
At Salon Papillon, owner Teresa Brewer and her staff of stylists and estheticians beautify clients with a range of hair-care services, mani-pedis, and facials. The staff uses products from more than 20 top industry brands, diversifying their products in order to address each client’s unique style or affinity for gold-plated ponytails.
Island Wide Palm Trees gives clients tropical island views without the sandy beaches and rolling ocean waves. They do this by filling gardens and planters with palm trees that imbue indoor and outdoor spaces with a tropical feel. Cultivated christmas palms grow up to 20 feet tall in ideal environments that don't dip below 30 degrees, while pygmy date and cold hardy palms bravely stare down chilly weather all year long. Coconut trees bear fruit capable of producing nutritious milk for those whose homes are not zoned for farm animals.
The family of florists at Family Florist transforms freshly plucked flowers into breathtaking arrangements that ooze aromatic scents. Artistic eyes and nimble hands craft lush bouquets from fresh flowers, tropicals, and green plants for weddings, funerals, anniversaries, and every holiday from St. Patrick's Day to John Stamos's Independence Day. To complement the aromatic arrangements, Family Florist also delivers gift and fruit baskets, candles, and greeting cards to lucky Long Islanders.